The Refinery is a boutique studio in the downtown Milwaukee Area run by Photographer Jessica Kaminski. 

Jessica Kaminski - Lead Photographer/Owner/Ship Captain

Through her lens and unwavering dedication to creating innovative lighting technique,  Jessica is able to bring out the best in her clients and has over the past fifteen years photographed everyone from NBA players, actors, principal dancers, to pilots and entrepreneurs. 

She has won several awards, including a Milwaukee 99 award for her advertising photography for the Milwaukee Ballet, and several Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism awards for her work when she was staff photographer for M Magazine

She received her B.F.A. Photography from The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and studied abroad at Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy. 


Ryan Manske - Drone Pilot/Retoucher/Digital Ninja

Ryan attended The Milwaukee Institue of Art and Design for Illustration, and we are delighted to have him on board as our Digital Ninja, where he utilizes his drawing and design background during our retouching process. He is also our Digital Tech when we work on location for portrtrait sessions. For the inevitable question of "Can you make me look 20 lbs lighter", this is the guy to bribe; he likes Appleton Estate Rum and Tequila.

Devin- Studio Assistant/Yogi/Fashionista

Devin is our Studio Assistant. She has a bachelor of Arts in Dance from the Peck School of the Arts,
and is currently studying to be a Yoga Instructor to continue her interest in movement studies. 
She has mad phone skills, is always up for being a stand in model, and recently learned how to use the shop vac. Devin is also our resident fashionista, in case you need any tips or tricks. Her light and energy brings joy to the studio, and we are certain you'll feel the same when you meet her!